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77th and Broadway: A Decade in a World of Crime
Richard Wills. The Dragon Press. $14.99 paper (271p), ISBN 978-0-9622822-9-4
Twenty-five crime stories about a struggling, conniving L.A. bail bondsman who hires a small-time hustler to help him save his failing business during the advent of a cocaine epidemic.
Beneath the Flames
Gregory Lee Renz. Three Towers Press. $26.95 hardcover (360p), ISBN 978-1-59598-687-0; $16.95 paper (338p), ISBN 978-1-59598-688-7
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A guilt-ridden firefighter and a courageous 12-year-old inner-city girl are in for the fight of their lives and must overcome their racial prejudices if they are to survive.
Amo Sulaiman. Mirador Publishing. $13.99 paper (204p), ISBN 978-1-913264-19-2
Mr. Cougar says farewell to his family and friends, and cries out the exact time of his death. His revelation throws everyone into bewilderment. However, death cannot be commanded—an unknown force wields it.
Every Last Drop: A Novel
Sarah Robinson. Books by Sarah Robinson. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07WJZK5RZ
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Robinson showcases a young woman’s struggle with terminal illness and the decision to end her life legally while having to fight for her right to do so.
Good Will: Shakespeare’s Novel Life
Arthur W. Wiggins and Barbara M. Wiggins. First Edition Design Publishing. $14.95 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-5069-0844-1
This book describes Shakespeare’s adult life. Though his formal education was minimal, Shakespeare developed his natural writing talent while struggling with devotion to family amid financial conflicts.
A Helluva Guy
A.K. Daniels. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (251p), ISBN 978-1-4363-4937-6; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4628-2789-3
When interviewed for a memorial piece on politician Harold Springer, everyone ends up telling a story about his best friend, MacAllister Davis, who was a man’s man, every woman’s hero, and a hell of a guy.
E.M. Collyer. Left Field Books. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07QHJKVRP
When severe introvert Willow is lured out of hiding by her nemesis, Chloe, a comic ride ensues that ultimately uncovers a dark secret.
My Friend Amelia: Sue Lee Mystery
D.M. Sorlie. Enchanted Island Publishing. $9.99 paper (101p), ISBN 978-1-393-77245-3; $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-386-28024-8
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A search in the Pacific for Dr. Jane’s childhood idol Amelia Earhart, an American aviation pioneer, uncovers a hidden murder from the past now haunting to be solved.
My Guardian, My Angel: The Guardian Angel Trilogy, Book One
Brandy M. Jensen. Kindle Direct Publishing. $12.95 paper (312p), ISBN 978-0-578-42921-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07LBQD1BT
Alyson’s life is forever changed when a coup for the crown threatens her family. With the mysterious Guardian by her side, they face her destiny: a destiny sparked by a legend long ago.
The Outlaws of Maroon
John Curl. Homeward Press. $20 paper (302p), ISBN 978-0-938392-04-0
In McCarthy-era New York City, kids find a forgotten room and struggle to live their dreams as the Cold War envelops their school and their ingenuity is pitted against an overwhelming force.
Raising Mary Jane
Christian Van Allen. WanderWorld Press. $14.99 paper (276p), ISBN 978-0-9600925-0-5
In 1969, a young man arrives in Big Sur and soon becomes one of the largest growers of high-grade sinsemilla on the coast.
The School of Illusions
Karl Toepfer. Vosuri Media. $15 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-73324-970-6
In 1969, a bisexual UCLA film student explores the mysterious consequences of his homosexual affair with a fellow student and his amorous feeling toward three women students.
Nkosi Ife Bandele. Crimson Cloak Publishing. $9.99 paper (136p), ISBN 978-1-68160-534-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-68160-533-3
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Bandele chronicles the life of Scotty Snow, a New York City filmmaker who shoots for the stars in Hollywood but lands down-and-out in San Francisco.
T.L. Davis. F&S Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07FSBM91Y
J.D. Wilkes is a young man at the end of the Civil War. He ventures out west, but he is quickly manipulated by outlaws and lawmen until he learns to fight back.
Arthur C. Jett. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (194), ISBN 978-1-984572-37-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984572-36-3
In this novel, Jett offers three detective stories that are strange and meaningful.
Temple of Greed
Willem Mulder. VM Holding. $3.71 e-book, ASIN B07P153D5T
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In this humorous journey on and under the canals of Holland, fraudulent gold trading results in a manhunt through Europe.
Cathie Rosanske. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-5462-7035-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-7034-8
A man whom Miranda’s sisters both loved once divided her family. Could the same man have had something to do with the death of her father?
Window Above the Porch: A Novel
Kevin Costanzi. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-79601-922-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-79601-921-6
A realistic, action-focused war story that reflects the modern global war on terror and is told with a wide and empathetic perspective.
Another Kind of Laughter: Selected Poems, 1969–2019
John Field. Tanglewood House Publishing. $12 paper (124p), ISBN 978-0-578-52515-0
This poetry collection features snapshots from an Iowa boyhood, flashbacks from a nine-month stay at the Beat Hotel in Paris, hallucinatory memories of Chicago parties, and meditations from a wine country garden.
Paddle to Paddle
Lois Chapin. Nightingale Rose Publications. $10 paper (152p), ISBN 978-1-889755-10-6
Poetry and flash fiction with dark humor addressing mentally ill parents, addiction, the solace and heartbreak of pet ownership, outrigger canoe racing, and finding redemption in unexpected ways.
Rain and Embers
Ali Nuri. Ali Nuri. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07W5BRLBH
An Iraqi refugee’s free verse story of survival, exploring far-reaching themes of migration, trauma, racism, philosophy, intimacy, love, forgiveness, and redemption.
When Love Rises
Michelle G. Stradford. Michelle G. Stradford. $8.99 paper (177p), ISBN 978-0-9855527-2-5; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-0-9855527-3-2
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Poetry about life that celebrates love and offers comfort in heartbreak and inspiration to heal, move forward, and try love again.
American Law Enforcement vs. the Russian Mob: The Drug War; Going After the Big Boys!
Leonard C. Lee Sr. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-72830-064-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-72830-063-4
After months of investigating, law enforcement finally identifies the source of heroin flooding into the country, but now comes the hard part—making the arrest.
Blue Lake: A Mystery
Elizabeth Buhmann. Amazon Digital Services. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07SKJ1CF4
In rural Virginia in 1968, when Regina Hannon learns that her sister’s death was once investigated as murder, she reignites a tragedy reaching back to the early years of the 20th century.
Bryan Cassiday. Amazon KDP. $17.99 paper (429p), ISBN 978-1-73297-631-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73297-632-0
Deirdre Fox suspects her Hollywood talent manager husband, Lyndon, is up to something. But is he merely playing the field, or is he trying to drive her mad with suspicion and paranoia? Or worse—trying to kill her?
Case of the Mouse Trap Legend: A Laura Jensen Mystery
Jean Marie Wiesen. IngramSpark. $14.99 paper (232p), ISBN 978-0-578-48692-5
Laura Jensen and Mike O’Malley are on the trail of international spy rings and a plot to steal one of the pride and joys of the U.S. Air Force. They’re joined by local law enforcement racing to thwart a national disaster.
Doug Cooper. Rare Bird Books. $18 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-947856-89-9; $14.99 e-book, ASIN B07QPTDMTT
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Passion becomes obsession for a photographer and a famous actor and his agent in Los Angeles after the photographer inadvertently captures pictures of the actor with an underage starlet.
Chris DeVito. Chris Devito. $9.95 paper (220p), ISBN 978-1-07-140256-6
Jennifer is scared to leave her new home; she’s made it her new prison. She fears interacting with people and the anxiety they bring. But the real horror may already be inside.
Sacrificed: A Kieran Yeats Mystery
Linda J. Wright. Cats Paw Books. $16.95 paper (267p), ISBN 978-1-73235-932-1
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A client’s death launches animal crimes investigator Kieran Yeats into an investigation of a cruelty-free Vancouver Island cosmetics company with a secret someone will kill to protect.
West of Famous
Joni M. Fisher. Joni M. Fisher. $16 paper (268p), ISBN 978-0-9972575-4-0; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9972575-5-7
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A young woman plays the role of her life when kidnappers mistake her for a celebrity. Those who know where she is don’t value her life. Those who do value it don’t know she’s missing.
Alan Thompson. W & B Publishers. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07NPX4JTJ
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Elite scholars and thinkers meet on a deserted island to devise answers to humankind’s most demanding problems. When nature intervenes, the situation turns deadly.
Alaric Thain’s History of the 21st Century
Alaric Thain. Alaric Thain Publishing. $14.95 paper (443p), ISBN 978-1-73338-960-0; $7.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73338-961-7
This book recounts the past, present, and future of humanity from the perspective of people 800 years from now.
Adam Boostrom. Adam Boostrom. $7.99 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-79420-555-0; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07LCVG6QT
In this sci-fi debut, men have gone extinct and one woman must decide how society should continue.
Forever Will End: The Gospel of Chaos Series, Book One
Dom Brandt. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-72831-949-0
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An ancient prophecy of evil threatens all existence, and though some have been training since birth to prepare for battle, the citizens must overlook their differences if they wish to survive.
Heaven’s Silhouette: Iyarri Chronicles, Book 1
Melissa Lynn Herold. Wise Ink Creative Publishing. $27 hardcover (400p), ISBN 978-1-63489-264-3; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63489-265-0
A painting draws Aurelia deep into an ancient struggle between humans and the winged Iyarri. If she’s not careful, the consequences will tear her body, her heart, and the Iyarri in two.
In Time for Revenge (A Standalone Sci-Fi Murder Mystery)
Jasper T. Scott. Anthem Press. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07VQ8ZHBC
Billionaire genius Byron Gaines invented a machine to take people to the future, and then he was accused of murder, but he can’t remember killing anyone.
Into the Unknown
Jasper T. Scott. Anthem Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07S9T6JXT
Their cruise ship jumped to the wrong star system, and something onboard is hunting the passengers.
Anne B. Reed. Criner Publishing. $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73321-141-3
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Colin’s girlfriend is the daughter of advanced extraterrestrials, and he hopes they have solutions to a plethora of global crises. They claim they’re here to help, but are they?
The Last Angel to Fall
Brian G. Walsh. Walsh Brothers Productions. $19.97 paper (565p), ISBN 978-1-07-818665-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07TYZXLV2
Federal agent Jubal Stone hunts a Fallen Angel imprisoned inside a meteorite. It means war with Hell if he fails and the wrath of God if he succeeds.
Jennifer Estep. Jennifer Estep. $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-950076-01-7
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Gin Blanco, the assassin known as the Spider, learns a shocking secret in the 18th book in the Elemental Assassin series.
Shepherds of Destiny
Kiel Barnekov. Kiel Barnekov. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B07TLDW7Q7
Billionaire Kristian Barnett uses supernatural forces and futuristic medical technology to guide critical events in order to defeat attempts by evil forces to enslave humankind.
Still Harping on My Daughter
Marc S. Silver. Marc S. Silver. $14.99 paper (411p), ISBN 978-1-73305-120-0
A retiring schlub becomes an unlikely hero in this sci-fi romp when he is tasked with an outrageous assignment—unfortunately, the fate of mankind depends on what he does next.
C.P. Mortensen. Red Key Press. $16 paper (356p), ISBN 978-1-73333-530-0
A plane crash during an electrical storm hurls a young ad man and his pal into a parallel universe where everyone is obsessed with golf.
Laura Koerber. Who Chains You. $3.97 e-book, ASIN B07T17DNW9
Bobby is a half-human, half-nature spirit of the Wild Hare clan. His effort to help a friend leads to unexpected hard choices.
Winter’s Labyrinth, Vol. 4
Dana Alexander. Whispering Pen. $12.75 paper (274p), ISBN 978-1-73330-057-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73330-053-7
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The immortal warriors of the Soltari race to stop an Egyptian underworld god, Aqen, from capturing Sara’s soul and shattering two worlds. Book four in the Three Keys series.
Angel Broady. Rose Angel Books. $23 hardcover (194p), ISBN 978-1-64467-281-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B077GFQJWM
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Miya Xi is a famous art enthusiast. She is also a friend to Angela, who serves as Queen Piyan’s concubine to please her husband’s sexual desires. Miya’s life takes a twist once she meets Andrea Amati’s traveling promoter for the cello.
Melissa and Kasho
Camilla Chance. Austin Macauley. $28.95 hardcover (261p), ISBN 978-1-947353-91-6; $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-947353-90-9
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Melissa is coping with an abused life with the help of an aboriginal spirit, Kasho.
My Not So Wicked Stepbrother (My Not So Wicked Series, Book 1)
Jennifer Peel. Amazon Digital Services.
$3.99 e-book, ASIN B07MMGTM7F
Emma Loveless believes she’s destined to be loveless. She may be right. Only in her world would Mr. Right become her stepbrother.
90 Days to Live: Beating Cancer When Modern Medicine Offers No Hope
Rodney and Paige Stamps. Verdavia Press. $16.99 paper (268p), ISBN 978-0-9993722-1-0; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9993722-2-7
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A memoir of one couple’s push for survival in the face of insurmountable odds.
Achieving Lifetime Employability
Dileep Srinivasan, Ashok Shah, and G. Ross Kelly. Gatekeeper Press. $19.95 paper (274p), ISBN 978-1-64237-666-1
This book seeks to help readers who are looking to continually be employable or achieve accelerated growth in their workplace.
Airplane Stories and Histories
Norman Currey. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8828-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8827-4
Currey chronicles 200 years of aviation highlights, including the exploits of aviation pioneers. An extensive bibliography is provided for enthusiasts.
Margaret Seven Wellman. Blurb. $22.95 paper (64p), ISBN 978-1-64633-988-4
Wellman, daughter of legendary Hollywood director William A. Wellman, tells the story of her childhood on Barrington Avenue.
Blacks and Poverty
Raymond L. Chukwu. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-5246-0265-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-0264-2
Chukwu presents his evidence to explain why blacks disproportionately suffer from limited access to technology, poor health, and inadequate professional health-care treatment in the U.S. and throughout the world.
A Closer Look at Islam
Syed B. Ali. Xlibris. $13.79 paper (302p), ISBN 978-1-5245-1698-7; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-1697-0
Ali evaluates common arguments against Islam and discusses its poorly understood teachings and the high ideals of its exemplary figures.
Connaître Sacral olo: The Meaning of a Metaphorical Life Companion; The Censored Edition
in Periculus AudAx. AuthorHouse. $31.99 paper (390p), ISBN 978-1-5462-6612-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-6611-2
The goal of this book is to directly or indirectly repair America’s relationship with sex and prevent the social ills of sexual crimes, divorce, suicide, gender inequality, and the sex recession.
Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream
Frank L. Douglas. Frank L. Douglas Books. $14.99 paper (342p), ISBN 978-1-948828-70-3; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07TX2NMNC
A reflection on the events and people that made Douglas into the man he is.
Dying for a Drink
Amelia Baker. AuthorHouse. $14.35 paper (156p), ISBN 978-1-5462-9378-1; $10 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-9377-4
One woman reflects on the chaos she caused as an alcoholic, revealing her multiple stints in rehab, rapid decline, and eventual recovery, and offering hope to anyone struggling with addiction.
The Early Years
Rachel G. Carrington. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6567-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-6568-5
When a young girl falls in love with a broken WWII veteran, the unlikely pair must overcome struggles and hurdle life’s obstacles. A true story of love, dedication, and God’s providence.
The Four Levels of HR Excellence: Mastering the Basic HR Functions and Measuring Their Effectiveness
Adi Adi. Adi Adi. $8 e-book, ASIN B07TDL3ZW9
This book focuses on the challenging aspect of preparing a robust human resources strategy that aligns with the organizational strategy.
From Healing to Hell
W.H. Wall Jr. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-5462-6858-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-6856-7
A tragic story of the fall of a good and decent man whose life was entangled in an illegal activity by officials who operated under the guise of protecting the country.
From the Summer of Love to the Valley of the Moon
Nancy J. Martin. Nancy J. Martin. $18 paper (177p), ISBN 978-0-578-51167-2
In 1967 San Francisco, a teenager comes of age during the Summer of Love at her rock ’n’ roll wedding, learning life’s lessons the hard way. From the music industry to the wine industry.
Hippie Chick: Coming of Age in the ’60s
Ilene English. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (344p), ISBN 978-1-63152-586-5
In this memoir, a girl becomes completely immersed in the unfolding of the 1960s during the earliest days of sexual freedom, psychedelic drugs, jazz, and rock ’n’ roll.
Human Consciousness and Its Evolution: A Multidimensional View
Richard W. Coan. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (308p), ISBN 978-1-4817-3626-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4817-3625-1
This book aims to develop a cohesive theory of human consciousness. It explains how five modes of conscious functioning can assume variable significance in a population and in the life of an individual.
Infertility Caused by Decreased Oxygen Utilization and Jinn (Demon)
Mira Bajirova. Partridge. $13.77 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-5437-4906-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5437-4908-3
Filled with insights from the Koran and medicine, this guide is for anyone seeking to improve their health and expand their family.
Interminable: Stories & Steps to Overcoming Life’s Obstacles After a Repetitive Cycle of Pain and Loss.
How to Maintain Your Win
Michael L. Henderson. S.U.I.T.E. Media Productions. $14.99 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-73353-960-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73353-961-6
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Culling from his international survival training as well as his years of experience gained while protecting human life, Henderson seeks to help others hone and polish their behaviors and action skills to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
I Was Scared to Death When I Died: The True Story of Bryan Killebrew
Bryan Killebrew. Xlibris Corp. $15.99 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-79601-845-5
Killebrew was a hot-blooded working 16-year-old all-American boy who was thinking about two things and two things only before he died. This is his story.
Lights of Madness: In Search of Joan of Arc
Preston Russell. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-1-4990-
4058-6; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-4056-2
Retired Savannah physician Russell applies his diagnostic skills to Joan of Arc’s mental capacities.
Live Passionately: The Blueprint to Design a Life Truly Worth Living
Moustafa Hamwi. Passionpreneur Publishing. $17.99 paper (170p), ISBN 978-0-648-34038-6
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Hamwi provides tools to help readers design their life around what makes them tick: passion, purpose, and their calling. This book is based on his more than 160 interviews with global leaders.
The Meditation Process: Raja Yoga and Buddhist Shamatha
Lyle Olson. Larchfire. $24 paper (275p), ISBN 978-1-5439-6733-3
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A practical study of concentration meditation for intermediate and beginning meditators.
Joe R. Eagleman. Joe R. Eagleman. $8.95 paper (109p), ISBN 978-1-09-070304-0
This book is about all the significant and monumental moments that have shaped Eagleman’s life.
No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer
Julian David Stone. For the Duration Press. $60 hardcover (252p), ISBN 978-0-9898315-1-2
The story in words and photos of how Stone, entirely by sneaking his camera into concerts, amassed an archive of over 10,000 photos of the biggest rock stars of the 1980s.
PMO Governance: Practical Strategies to Govern Portfolio, Program, and Project Delivery
Eugen Spivak. Friesen Press. $41.58 hardcover (270p), ISBN 978-0-9959618-5-2; $41.45 paper, ISBN 978-0-9959618-3-8
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A practical guide for excellence in the delivery of corporate strategy, improved decision making, and achieving better benefits by a more streamlined portfolio and program delivery.
Prayers of My Mother: “Tiny Pieces of Faith to Help You Believe He Is There for You. All You Need Is Faith.”
Carolyn L. Austin. Westwood Books. $15.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-64361-554-7; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64361-556-1
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A compilation of scriptures, short stories, anecdotes, and inspirational prayers about life experiences.
Reframing Poverty: New Thinking and Feeling About Humanity’s Greatest Challenge
Eric Meade. Canyon House Press. $16.99 paper (212p), ISBN 978-0-578-42692-1; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B07SN668XD
Meade explores the emotional and unconscious mind-sets that surround poverty and tries to provide a path of self-exploration for those eager to navigate the tensions of a world in need.
The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected
Edwin Wong. FriesenPress. $23.99 hardcover (378p), ISBN 978-1-5255-
3755-4; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5255-3756-1
In this debut work of criticism, Wong presents a new way of looking at drama by arguing risk is the dramatic fulcrum of action.
Seasons of Insanity: Two Sisters’ Struggle with Their Eldest Sibling’s Mental Illness
Elaine Taylor and Julie Hanes. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (386p), ISBN 978-1-5434-2673-1
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Two sisters try to understand and cope with the mental illness of their eldest sister, Jane.
The Skills of Spiritual Leadership: Acquiring and Achieving the Biblical Leadership Principles
Gerald Melton. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-984532-54-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984532-53-4
Melton outlines ways to help people with mental handicaps, as well as those without them, who want to move forward but are hindered by various roadblocks and circumstances.
Soul Matters: Modern Science Confirming Ancient Wisdom; Healing at the Interface of Spirit and Matter
Jeanne-Rachel Salomon. Balboa Press. $66.95 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-982212-64-3; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-982212-65-0
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Shamanic healing fundamentals are based in quantum principles: soul retrieval functions inside quantum aspects of existence per nonlocality, entanglement, and discontinuity.
Through Fire and over Water
Maria Krechowec. Xlibris. $21.92 paper (396p), ISBN 978-1-5144-6694-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-6693-3
This is an autobiography of a girl growing into womanhood in a harsh environment, where she battled to survive obstacles in an insane world.
To Love in Spite of It All: Familiar Twin Souls Strangers
Iris Aguila. Nielsen. $9.02 paper (182p), ISBN 978-1-916214-60-6; $1.22 e-book, ASIN B07WVQ94ZV
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Aguila breaks down the idea of soulmates and seeks to help readers analyze their current relationships.
Uncharted: A Jade Sculptor’s West Meets East Audacious Journey
Lyle Sopel. Hasmark Publishing. $16.95 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-989161-00-5; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07CV2J76Y
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A Vancouver sculptor takes an exploratory romp into the venture of mastering jade, the fine art world, and the creative spirit.
Unreal: Adventures of a Family’s Global Life
Phil McDonald. North Loop Books. $17.99 paper (426p), ISBN 978-1-5456-5721-8; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07TK4R3VR
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Lions, rhinos, and pirates are a few of the 90 experiences in this memoir about raising a family in the developing world, in which the author shares life lessons from working in 38 countries.
The Wisdom of the Covenants and Their Relevance to Our Times
John Watt. AuthorHouse. $28.99 paper (396p), ISBN 978-1-5462-7396-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-7409-4
This book attempts to address today’s problems from the perspective of biblical covenants, and is for individuals born into Judeo-Christian spiritual traditions.
Across the Great Divide: Book 1, The Clouds of War
Michael L. Ross. ELM Hill. $19.99 paper (380p), ISBN 978-1-59555-934-0; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-59555-950-0
A family is split by the Civil War. Will Crump joins the Confederacy, his family the Union. Will fights through, ending in Camp Douglas prison.
The Adventure of Harwood Squirrel (An Easy Reader)
Dorothy A. Wyatt, illus. by Ivan Earl Aguilar. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4990-3516-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-3517-9
Life is easy for the squirrels because a lady feeds them every day. But one day, the lady moves away. Will life continue to be easy? Will life be good?
Blue Moon Fox
Bellarose Fox. Backdoor Publishing. $7.94 e-book, ASIN B07WJNBMDL
Luna, the blue moon fox, travels through magical lands, meeting and befriending mystical creatures and other talking animals on her adventures.
Call in Well
Timothy Orley. AuthorHouse. $14.95 paper (78p), ISBN 978-1-5462-3174-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-3173-8
A collection of poems in which the common is crazy and the simple is silly—a reading adventure.
Down the Monster Hole, or Don’t Be Afraid, I Am Only a Child
Carmela Tal Baron. Designs for Enlightenment-Turtle Island. $19.95 paper (156p), ISBN 978-0-578-51078-1
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A runaway child’s journey through a fictional maze of wonders and challenges turns into a mind-expanding search for meaning and wisdom, and a path back to the world where he belongs.
Finding Home: Five Heart-Warming Stories for Children
Casey Hoffmaster. WestBowPress. $20.95 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-5127-7704-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-7705-5
Five inspirational short stories for children share teachings that Hoffmaster believes God wants them to know.
The Frog with a Frown
Todd G. Sorrell. Friesen Press. $10.99 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-5255-5028-7
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A sad and lonely frog is reminded by a wise dragonfly that even the most simple, intrinsic qualities we have make us special and unique.
God Creates a Snake
Charles Peterson, illus. by Brian Russell. Underfold. $12.99 paper (34p), ISBN 978-0-9859277-3-8
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Today is Snake’s creation day at the Creation Station, and Snake learns what he can do while also learning about some of his, uh, shortcomings.
It Came from Under the High Chair/Salió de debajo de la silla para comer: A Mystery (in English & Spanish)
Karl Beckstrand, illus. by Jeremy Higginbotham. Premio Publishing & Gozo Books. $26.55 hardcover (36p), ISBN 978-1-73206-966-4; $9.85 paper (36p), ISBN 978-0-692-22099-3
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A mysterious visitor brings fun and intrigue to a biracial family. A bilingual picture book of prepositions, monsters, and heroes, with pronunciation guide and online secrets for ages 4 and up and ESL.
The Kilwade Tragedy: Tragedies Don’t Just Happen
Terry Keys. Terry Keys. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B07SX1R5RF
Seventeen-year-old Blaze Planter’s life is quickly spiraling out of control. His parents’ divorce, cyberbullying, and broken friendships lead him down a dark, lonely path, so far that he does the unthinkable.
The Magic Paintbrush: From “More Stories from Around the World”
Nancy Garfield Woodbridge, illus. by Marvin Paracuelles. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-984560-85-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984560-84-1
Without the help of former and famous friends, an impoverished artist seeks his fame and fortune. His artistic salvation is made possible only by the discovery of a magic paintbrush.
Saint Agnes’ Garden
Diana Lynn Klueh. Dorrance Publishing. $13 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9050-0
Jodie is an outsider at Saint Agnes School. She learns what life is like in an underprivileged community and discovers that though she may not be cut out to be a nun, she's still a flower in God’s garden.
Becky Bird. Becky Bird. $11.99 paper (292p), ISBN 978-0-648-57771-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07T9W571L
On his quest to find Sleeping Beauty, a shallow prince must rely on a tomboy for his survival after the cardinal tells his guards to kill him.
When Dog Pals Fly Across America
Rob Kortus, illus. by Jessica Warrick. Rob Kortus. $14.95 paper (63p), ISBN 978-0-578-55119-7
Dog pals Sophie, Sulley, and Wallace embark on a flight in their personal helicopter, with stopovers in every state in the U.S.A., visiting cool and unique places.